How long has it been? A man sits in a distant getaway cabin waiting for his wife Serena. Where is she? Things in the cabin evoke memories, and the husband comes to a disturbing realization... This short point-and-click adventure is the result of a massive collaborative effort between dozens of fans and designers of adventure games.
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Announcing H. P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward



Now live on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1yzkovH

Brothers and Sisters in Almousin-Metraton:—

I this day heard that Senscape got the license for H. P. L. This is a firste in that accurs’d video game industrie; for Players shall be able to delve into Spheres beyond of the sort that Abdool Al-Hazred describ’d in his VII. Booke of ye Necronomicon. I am fearfull, as these Things are Dangerous. I also hear there’s one of those newfangl’d Kickstart’rs involv’d, and Senscape is promis’g the most faithful H. P. L. game ever — crucially a Third-Person Adventure (whatever that meanes) that will throwe Players back to a Golden Age of gaming.

They say renowned scholar and H. P. L. authority S. T. Joshi is assist’g the project, and a rigorous documentary about the making of the game and H. P. L.’s life in Prouidence shall be produced too. It is welle knowne that The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is the only novel H. P. L. wrote, and one of His more popular. The booke tells of ye Adventures of the foolish and naïve Charles as he becomes obsess’d with Witchcrafte and Occult Arts across vintage Prouidence and Salem to calle up Flesh from dead Saltes. Senscape says it is a perfect storie for an Adventure Game adaptation. They are even hint’g at more H. P. L. games if the Kickstart’r Endeavour proves successful enough!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Df3YYxO4Vs&list=UUpW_fLK70LoUKdjg4bUrRlA

This can not be. I shall arrange for my returne to Prouidence — this news demands my attention, and I must continue in Gett’g at Olde Matters in my Way. In one monthe it shall be Hallow’s Eue and ye Thing is breed’g in ye Outside Spheres. I was tolde many times that One shou’d not call up Any that One can not put downe; but under these circumstances we have no option but to call up Him; the Beyond-One that commandes in Yuggoth; and which ye vaporous brains know by ye untranslatable Sign… and bringe back ye Crawling Shadows to human-kinde.

Do keep the Guards in Shape and Talk often with Those Outside; and waite for my com’g Backe as an Other.

Yogg-Sothoth Neblod Zin
Josephus Curwen

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“A dark, gruesome adventure game, portraying loss and misery”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“A piece of adventure gaming history”
True PC Gaming

“One of the few actually touching horror games I have ever played”
IndieGames

Про цю гру

How long has it been? A man sits in a distant getaway cabin waiting for his wife Serena. Where is she? Things in the cabin evoke memories, and the husband comes to a disturbing realization...

This short point-and-click adventure is the result of a massive collaborative effort between dozens of fans and designers of adventure games. Rallying to support the venerable genre and its passionate community, these developers have brought together a grim and highly detailed horror story in what is the largest, possibly even the first, game project of its kind. Talents include crew from renowned indie companies Senscape, CBE Software, Infamous Quests, Digital Media Workshop, Guys from Andromeda, and many more.

Features

  • A (twisted) love letter to the adventure game community
  • Over 40 contributors provided their wit and talents
  • Extremely depressive mood, and a bit of fear here and there
  • A haunting story that will challenge your intellect (and temerity)
  • Amazing voice acting by legendary adventure game designer Josh Mandel
  • More awesome acting by popular video producer Pushing Up Roses
  • Yet another overwhelmingly astonishing surprise cameo by an ex-designer from Sierra!
  • Did we mention the gut-wrenching atmosphere?

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    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 128MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
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15 з 15 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 жовтня
It is important to tell upfront that this is not a game in the common sense of the word, there is no real gameplay here. This is an interactive story, so people not interested in that can walk along.

The whole game takes place in a cabin lost in the woods, where you unfold the plot by exploring objects and opening furniture. The main character is deftly voiced, his emotions are convincingly genuine. There is no jump scares, loud sounds, and so on, the fear comes from the well crafted story and presentation. The game world might be small, but each items hold lots of memories, and as the plot advances, you see them in completely different lights.

The length of the game is perfect (roughly 1h30) for what it aims to achieve, and the pace consistantly ramps up in tension. The writing is descriptive, metaphoric and subjective. The emotional side is highly nuanced, and despite the length, you will feel conflicted several times concerning the characters and the situation it presents.

In short: a free game with the quality content you expect from a commercial product. Be aware this is a condensed experience focused solely on storytelling.
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4 з 4 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 жовтня
This is a game that reminds me a lot of Gone Home, in the sense that it's a point-and-click type of game where you are unraveling this deep story as to why you are at this location in the first place, as well as what had happened there. The story, in my opinion, was very different and was intriguing until the end. However, I did not find any replay value in this game.

If you're looking for a short game that tells an amazing story, then this is the game for you!
(It's free - Why not try it?)
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3 з 3 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 25 жовтня
That's an art piece, not just interactive fiction. I wish there were more of those. Although the gameplay elements are almost non-existent, It has much better deliverance of the story, than if I'd simply watched it on YouTube.
You associate yourself with Protagonist, therefore the story affects you much stronger. Overall 9/10.
Can't wait for Asylum.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 30 вересня
A fantastic short story brought to life through a "point-and-click" adventure. Incredible atmosphere, great musical tones added to dramatize interesting finds, and a plot twist I have not seen before.

Great work.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 жовтня
Intersting and emotional experience that's worth your time. Give it a try. It's not too long and you feel like you've gained something after you complete it.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 24 жовтня
First note: do not press ESC during gameplay. It will exit the game and you'll have to start over.

Serena is a very interesting experience. I hesitate to call it a game since there's no real gameplay. You only interact with a small environment and learn the story of your unnamed narrator and his wife Serena.

I won't go into details about the story, but I will mention that the twist took me a second playthrough to truly understand. The first time through I pegged the game as predictable, but I didn't realize how much of the story I had missed. The second go round, I discovered the "real" twist ending (and felt quite stupid for having it fly over my head before).

Because of this, I definitely recommend you to play through slowly and carefully. Use the spacebar to highlight objects you can interact with and click through them until you've heard every story dialogue from them. There are small clues scattered throughout as to what happened in that lonely cabin.

If you pace yourself and listen through the whole story, the ending goes from predictable to quite rewarding (for you, at least).

But as I mentioned earlier, I can't really call this a game. If you're looking for a horror game, this isn't the title for you. If you want a tense, haunting experience, you're in the right place. This would be a game worth a few dollars; the fact that it's free is icing on the cake.

The atmosphere is dark and moody, and the music and sounds really seal the deal; the songs will knock you off your mental balance, and the silences will raise your nerves on end. It's a short experience, but it's one that will stick with me for a while.

If I had to make any changes, it would be these:
  • Take out the ESC quitting the game issue. I tried to pause the game partway through my first run and had to start from scratch. Most people expect ESC to lead to a menu, so I imagine this is a common occurence.
  • A bit more notification that an object has been fully interacted with would be nice. It's a short game, but there's no need to pad it out further.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 3 жовтня
Try going a week without thinking of this again.
You will fail.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 жовтня
A lovely way to tell a story. Don't expect any complex gaming: just click and follow the story line to discover what happened.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 жовтня
This game took me by suprise! At first I was simply looking around, clicking items, and listening to the memories of a poet. I thought, well, this may only go so far before i quit. But then things got disturbing. I got so curious and emerged in the game i found myself listening to everything the protagonist said for clues. It turns from sentimental, to angry, to horrifying, to pitying. This is a brilliant short story type of game. It would make for a good short film or novel. I applaude the gamers and developers on this short click-and-point horror-mystery. I was genuinely taken aback by some of the things that can be discovered. Not only that, but play through the game a few times...you may have missed something which drives the story harder. AND FREE? That's what's up, though if the ratings add up, i would sell this game for a few bucks. I reccomend to everyone who is curious or loves mysteries.

Download it now, and you'll meet a desperate character driving an eerie plot-line and wonder if you're still sane.
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3 з 6 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 жовтня
Meh. I found it extremely predictable personally.
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3 з 6 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 5 жовтня
it's an horror point-klicing game .... no more to say
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4 з 8 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 жовтня
I wanted to like this. I tried playing it three times. First time, I got stuck and hit ESC to try and bring up a save menu. Instead I get booted out of the game with no autosave. Second time, I tried to CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open a walkthrough so I could progress the story. Instead, my computer went haywire and my mouse pointer was stuck in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, so I couldn't switch back to the game. Third time, I tried on a different computer (in case it was just a Linux issue) and nope, same problem with the mouse pointer.

After reading some discussions, I realized I'd made it almost to the end of the game anyway, so my reaction is "...that's it?" The Big Twist is predictable as soon as the game starts if you're familiar at all with the genre.

I guess the forced fullscreen and inability to save was intended to make the game more immersive, but the immersion's already ruined by the terrible voice acting and the tedium of wandering around clicking on random things a dozen times apiece until something finally advances the story. I generally like story-based games like this, but the technical issues just made me feel like this was a waste of my time.
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1 з 4 людей (25%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 24 жовтня
This is so boring, you guess the story, but the story never starts ! I's so short too, what was the point of making it?
A total waste of time !
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0 з 4 людей (0%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 6 жовтня
i recommend to not buy this game i dont know why maybe you like it but me no i dont know why
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1 з 9 людей (11%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 жовтня
I get more excited masturbating with sandpaper than i do with this game. Its a boring point and click that isnt even scary. At all. Dont waste your time getting this.
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2 з 15 людей (13%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 3 жовтня
Was this a joke? The entire "game" consists of listening to a guy process about his doomed relationship with a woman. This game was undoubtedly made by lesbians, right?

Don't make a game venting to me about your divorce, please.

People on Steam raving about how "GOOD THE STORY WAS"... Seriously? This is your bar for good story? The graphics are offensively ugly, the atmosphere is oppressive and stale (no, not in a good way), and the voice acting is nearly painful to listen to. It's -awful-.

The main character and Serena both come off as selfish people in the end who I found myself more repulsed by than feeling like I could relate to them. Especially the guy. This is one for the trash bin!
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1.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 20 жовтня
Very interesting plot with a thriller twist. Definitely recommend!
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0.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 жовтня
Very interesting game..... I freaked out as soon as I hit the climax.... went into survival horror mode out of instinct. But it's something you can't really describe you just have to play and find out
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0.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 жовтня
Lovely adventure game with a pretty unexpected plot. Of and it's stunning too. And made by an adventure gaming all-star team!
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1.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 жовтня
This is a very short, but spooky first person point and click adventure game. The whole game takes place inside a cabin, which works very well. The voice acting is ok, and the music is rather good. There isn't any puzzles, just point and click on objects throughout the cabin to figure out the story. If you don't like games that focus on story, this isn't for you. If you want a game that is somewhat like a short scary story, it's definatly worth the download as it's free and worth your time.
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